The development of Games Connect was an organic process which began as an exploration of things l love and feel are extremely important to preserve; in this rapidly changing world.
Creativity, and being sensitive to our environment by not over consuming and being wasteful.
My desire is to assist in the education and motivation of children to become active in using their voice for the protection of our environment. These games are a fun and informal way of learning and at the same time interactive and engaging. (without the use of a screen)
The games and activities point out the many ways children can make a difference and get involved. I feel throwing a dice and playing board games face to face is a very crucial skill and activity to not lose touch with as an important reminder to have fun in life too.
What attracted me to become involved with Connections with Directions is that it shares a similar philosophy of sharing information and supporting raising awareness for the good of all. It supports interested committed people to pursue their visions through becoming aware of what they need to do to get in the flow so to speak. Just as the games use a snakes and ladders concept in moving forward or backwards to show + or – , so does life give us results depending on our engagement and quality of attention. If in business you ignore what needs to be done, procrastinate or cheat, you end up going backwards.
Connection with the heart of the matter is what drives change no matter what the situation, and it is always wonderful when you are in the company of like minds with a shared vision.
If one considers life to be like a game of snakes and ladders, yet not directed by a dice but by the choices we make, we learn to move forward rather than sliding backwards. (Where attention goes energy flows.)
There are many tools that may be used to prompt change and l myself learn best when l am having fun, being supported and not under pressure and also through making mistakes.
Like in any game you need to learn to get over yourself and your addiction to winning and accept that winning isn’t the ultimate goal; it is the fun you have on the journey of playing the game.